|Republic of Linari|
|Official languages||English, Swahili|
|Recognized regional languages||Tribal languages|
| Republic (provisional)|
- From the UK
16 October 1961
- 2009 estimate
British colonization occurred in the late 19th century. Colonial boundaries created to delimit Linari grouped together a wide range of ethnic groups with different political systems and cultures. These differences prevented the establishment of a working political community after independence was achieved in 1961. There have been tensions between the Sukuma and Ondobe tribes, as well as several military coups.
In 2008, a military coup led by Edward Otanga overthrew the monarchy and a provisional republican government was established.
Linari's main industries are agricultural, but there are large quantities of silver in the Gobu Hills.
Linari has a population of 1.3 million, with a growth rate of 2.75%, according to 2009 estimates.